How often do you brush your cat? I know that in our home, brushing the kitties can be forgotten in the busyness of life and work. Some think that this is just a treat that their cats get from time to time, but regular grooming time is actually a very important part of taking care of our furry friends health.
Most cats loved to be brushed. Our orange tabby, Pooh Bear, would literally let us brush him for hours if we had the time.
Taking time out of your daily routine to brush your cat will benefit your cat in many ways, including:
- Increases the bond you have with your kitty. Simply put, your cats will love you more if you brush them regularly, and that’s worth a few moments of your day. Grooming increases trust with kitties and it can create an unbreakable bond between you and your cat.
- Stimulates blood circulation. Did you know that brushing your cat can help blood flow and even release toxins from the body? Try brushing your cat’s hair backwards with a flea comb and then forward again. A holistic vet taught us that!
- Reduces hairballs & shedding. When we help our cats groom with a brush, we’re removing excess hair from their bodies. This reduces the amount of work they have to do themselves, which decreases both shedding and hairballs.
- Helps older cats with joint pain. Brushing can often feel like a massage for kitties. Older cats may have a harder time grooming themselves due to joint pain, so regular brushes help assist them in this feat while also giving them a massage!
- Reduces stress. Brushing your cats on a routine basis is an euphoric event for them. Not only does the grooming session feel amazing to them, but studies show that routine also reduces stress in cats!
Different cats will appreciate different types of brushes. Find the one (or several) that your cats like and be sure to brush your cat at least several times per week!